Triple threats of pollution, vessel noise and lack of food are making it hard for southern orcas to grow beyond an estimated population of 80, says a decade-long US study.
In his first column after a long hospital stay, Rafe Mair pulls no punches, calling for civil disobedience to defend Howe Sound and its wild salmon from multiple industrial projects.
NDP House Leader Nathan Cullen challenges the Harper government in question period over its failure to act on climate change and 10 million scallops that died in BC recently from ocean acidification.
World-renowned ocean pollution scientist Dr. Peter Ross will continue his work through the Vancouver Aquarium, after the federal program he oversaw was shut down by the Harper Government.
Research conducted at an ice camp high in the frozen North - part of the Catlin Arctic Survey - suggests climate change is threatening the Arctic Ocean's food web by making those waters more acidic.
"You can think of sound as their dinner menu, their 9-11, e-harmony, GPS, facebook and twitter - and, more importantly, their family stories", says a new video showing how ship noise threatens whales.
Dr. David Suzuki surveys recent Fukushima radiation science : "Fish will stay part of my diet - as long as they’re caught locally and sustainably - until new research gives me pause to reconsider."
Vancouver aquarium staff don't know just how far-reaching the "alarming" sea star die-off has been on BC's coast, and whether the species will recover. "It was like wildfire and just wiped them out."
Read this Sept. 9 story from National Geographic on the raft of dead starfish in BC's coastal waters that's baffling scientists.
It may be the greatest single threat humanity has faced: Japan's Fukushima radiation crisis. The good news is the world's media and political leaders are finally paying attention.